El Gallo: The narrator, El Gallo sings to the audience.

Luisa: A button-maker's young and pretty daughter, Luisa is in love with Matt.

Matt: The son of Hucklebee, Matt is in love with Luisa.

Hucklebee: Father of Matt, Hucklebee is pretending to fight with Bellamy in order to get Matt and Luisa together.

Bellamy: A button-maker and the father of Luisa, Bellamy is faking a fight with Hucklebee in order to get Matt and Luisa together.

Henry: An ancient actor who specializes in reciting passages from Shakespeare's plays, Henry is hired by the two fathers to stage an abduction in order to end the fake feud.

Mortimer: An actor who specializes in dying, Mortimer is hired by the two fathers to stage an abduction in order to end the fake feud.

The Mute: Holds up a stick representing a wall, and deals with props

The Handyman

The Pianist

The Harpist